‘Be a light in this dark, cold world,’ CWPPS past student urges
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October 3, 2014
‘Be a light in this dark, cold world,’ CWPPS past student urges

Former pupil of the CW Prescod Primary School Chad Greaves is imploring the current student body to be steadfast and hold on to principles which are good, during their journey through life.

Greaves’ call came as he spoke at the school’s 25th anniversary celebrations, held on Thursday, September 25, at the Kingstown Methodist Church.{{more}}

“Be a light in this dark, cold world….Do not take your youth for granted,” Greaves advised.

Greaves underscored the need for the young students to seek God at this time, as they are at the age of accountability, noting that it is while he was a student at the C W Prescod Primary School that he committed his life to Christ.

He recalled many negative challenges which he faced while a student at the institution, but encouraged the current student body “to be proud of where you come from … This is an institution of greatness.”

Greaves said that as a primary school student, he was able to embrace many principles which were taught and reinforced, which he has used throughout his young adult life.

Greaves, who recently graduated from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, with a degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management and Biology, revealed that everywhere he goes, he is proud to say that he was a student of the CW Prescod Primary School.

Apart from Greaves, other speakers at the service of thanksgiving included deputy chief education officer Beverly Neptune; senior education officer/ Primary Schools – Morine Williams, Rev Benjamin Gorman and headteacher of the school Yvette Antoine.

Hyacinth Lewis, one of the teachers who was among the staff back in 1989, and who is still a member of staff, gave a brief history of the school, while Fidel Taylor, who served several terms as president of the school’s Parent Teacher Association, delivered the sermonette.

The church service is one of several activities listed to mark a year-long celebration of the school’s silver anniversary.

Other functions planned are a family fun night and games evening in November and a recognition and appreciation luncheon for the past principals and two recently retired teachers of the school.

An exhibition and a musical extravaganza are carded for March and June, 2015, respectively.

The CW Prescod Primary School, which was first named the New Kingstown Primary School, opened its doors formally on September 20, 1989, replacing the Kingstown Methodist School.

The name change took effect in 1991.

From its inception to 2005, the school included students from kindergarten to Grade eight.

The upper grades, seven and eight, facilitated those students from schools in Kingstown and its environs who did not meet entry requirements for secondary school.(RT)